November 5th, 2007

phone, cordless phone

There are some reasons why I shouldn't be allowed awake before my alarm.

I have a truly wicked idea.

I have a very smooth and professional phone voice. I have been mistaken for an IVR literally more times than I can count.

"If you are calling for voicemail, say 'Voicemail'. Por Espanol, oprima nueve."
"Where did you get this telephone number to call for your voicemail? If it was from your telephone service provider, say 'telephone service provider'. If it was some other way, say 'other'." ("And what was that other source?")
"And what telephone service provider do you have?"
"How are you calling this voicemail number? If you are dialing it by hand, say 'manual'. If you have programmed it in to your telephone yourself, say 'saved'. If it was programmed into your telephone by your telephone company, say 'automatic'. For anything else, say 'other'."


Oh, I so hope Darkside will allow me the chance to play, if normal means do not dissuade his idiot from harassing him.
  • Current Music
    "By and By", Chumbawumba (in my head)
phone, cordless phone

Grandma

I got an email from Mama. Actually, a couple.

Grandma's condition has declined. It's more stable now than it was, but she and Dad are flying out to California tomorrow. I called and checked in.

It's only a 6-hour drive, if taken at highway speeds. *looks suspiciously at Myrrh*

Mama will keep me posted.


Grandma is old. She is well over 80. Her mental state has deteriorated; as filtered through Dad, she's lost that bit of herself that kept her from hitting people with her cane. Some years back when I visited, she had been hoping to die in peace in her sleep, with some semblance of dignity. From the conversation (mostly one-sided) I seem to recall that she was liking the idea of falling asleep in her chair in the sun. She'd wanted to avoid being uprooted and hospitalized and all that.

Well, she's been uprooted now. They're talking about getting her to the hospice, or they had been while she was doing worse. Assorted family members have been clustering.

Mama will keep me posted.